Legend has it that, in 1484, during a voyage of Óbidos at Batalha, a Queen Leonor, wife of King João II of Portugal, and his court passed through a place where five young people bathed in waters of intense odor, known today as the "Five Beaks Fountain".
The Queen asked the young people why they were bathing, since, at that time, bathing was not common, much less in waters with such a strong odor, being answered that they were sick, and that those waters had powers dressings. The Queen wanted to verify the veracity of the information and also bathed in those waters since she suffered from skin problems.
According to legend, the sovereign was cured and the following year, she decided to build a thermal hospital in that place to attend to all those who wanted to be treated there. To support him, the Queen founded a small village with 30 residents, giving him benefits such as not having to pay taxes, jugada and toll, privileges that also extended to merchants who came from abroad to buy or sell.
GINJA CALDAS D'ÓBIDOS
Inspired by the origins of the city of Queen syrup, Chocolicor developed the most traditional liqueur in the West region, the Licor de Ginja Caldas D'Óbidos.
This Cherry Liqueur is 100% Natural without dyes or preservatives, produced in an artisanal way, with selected cherries that make the liqueur have a bittersweet and fruity taste.
In the entire Western region of Portugal it is common and almost mandatory to drink a glass of cherry liqueur, which makes the Ginja Liqueur a from books of our country around the world.